ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Recently eight residents of Columbia City traveled to Atlantic City to compete in the DEKA World Championships, with some even taking home top awards.

The event took place Nov. 19 and 20 in the Atlantic City Convention Center. DEKA is a Spartan race brand, and challenges athletes to a series of timed events meant to test their strength and speed. There are three main events including DEKA Strong, which has 10 different stations athletes must complete back-to-back. Then there are DEKA Fit and DEKA Mile, two events that add running portions between the different stations.

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